Sometimes, deleted files can still be recovered from the computer, despite the fact that they’ve been erased through traditional methods. If you want to permanently get rid of useless files, then a specialized tool is necessary.
Prevent Restore is an app that was designed to make the deleted files and folders unrecoverable by other software. The program is easy to use, thanks to the step-by-step wizard it comes with.
Basically, Prevent Restore runs a number of passes over the free disk space on the hard disk in order to avoid any possible recovery of the files that have already been deleted. Existing files aren’t damaged in the process.
The app lets you choose any of the disks that you want to run anti-recovery operations on. Prevent Restore has two operation modes. The “Standard” mode can be done daily and doesn’t take much time to complete. The process destroys all records about locations of old files, but the files can still be recovered by some advanced software, such as those owned by government agencies.
The “Complete” mode makes the deleted files unrecoverable by any type of programs. While this option provides a thorough job, it’s not recommended for frequent use.
Also, you can select the FAT/NTFS security level. The program lets you choose one of three options: normal, extended and paranoid. The higher the security level, the more time the process takes to complete. Additionally, the contents of the Recycle Bin can also be deleted permanently.
Prevent Restore enables you to choose the method used to delete the files. You can opt to replace the files with space, random characters or digits, or one of the two available deletion algorithms (Peter Gutmann or DoD US military standard).
All in all, Prevent Restore is an advanced program that can help protect your sensitive files and free up wasted space on the hard disks. Inexperienced users should find this app easy to use, thanks to the step-by-step wizard.